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Stye (Hordeolum)
Thursday, 02 April 2009 22:36

 

What is a Stye (hordeolum)? What is the treatment for a Stye (hordeolum)?

 

A stye or hordeolum is the infection of an eyelid gland. An internal hordeolum is the infection of the meibomian gland. An external hordeolum is an infection of the gland of Zeis. Hordeolums typically cause a swollen, tender nodule in the eyelid. Hot compresses are the treatment of choice. Topical antibiotic ointments are typically prescribed. Oral antibiotics are often prescribed if the condition is severe or worsening.

 

Treatment

Hot compresses 3-4 times per day

Topical or oral antibiotics prescribed by your eye doctor

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:14
 

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